Sunday, July 24, 2011

Card folds at Stamparoo night

Hello everyone! Well here I am again as promised. I have been so busy everywhere else that I dont seem to have time to post my blogs. I promised I would post a few pics from my card fold night at Ngaire's (our monthly Stamparoo night). We had a lovely evening and hopefully Ngaire was up early the next morning for her duty. Here are just a few of the cards I took for show.

                                                                 The first one Pop Up Cracker Card or Diamond card I found on Go to the website and all instructions including a video are there.  For this card I used the French Foliage Stamp Set which is definately one of my favourites.  All my friends and family know that I just LOVE autumn. I have also used More Mustard, Whisper White and Cajun Craze Cardstock.
                            The next one is one that we were shown at Convention 2011, called the Telescoping Card. You can find the instructions on you tube which is done by Barb Mullikin. She give an excellent Tutorial which makes it so much easier to know just how to be sure your card sits correctly when it is pulled out. For this card I have used: -              
Stamp Sets:
Extreme Elements, Extreme Surfboard, Curly Cute.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise.  Stamp Pads: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango. Accessories: Silver Brads, Tiny bit of ribbon in Tempting Turquoise. Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Circles # 2 Die, Circle Scissor Plus.

The next card is the Squash Card which I decorated the same way as one of the demonstrations we saw at Convention only that one was on a gift box. The squash card is very simple and you will find instructions on you tube with Dawn Olchefske. She demonstrates a gorgeous card. I have used the Hello Blossoms Stamp set.  To decorate the card I have used the 7.9mm brads (112534) for the centre of the flowers. I have used Versamark (102283) and Heat & Stick Powder (100625) then the Chocolate Fine Supernova Glitter (114287). So Saffron, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White cardstock was used along with So Saffron Grosgrain ribbon from a previous special.
I have made a little gift box for my Tri Shutter card. I found this idea from one of my ladies at my workshop. Thanks Paula! I am not sure where Paula got it from but whoever it was thank you also. For these items I have used the following: Cardstock; Blushing Bride, Early Espressor, Whisper White.
Stamp Sets: Cottage Garden, Afterthoughts.
Stamp Pads: Early Espresso and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint for the large flowers. Accessories: Birds & Blooms Die, Big Shot, Antique Brads for centre of flower, Dauber,  Framed Tulips Folder, Hostess pack of DSP.
As you can see for the second gift box  I have used the Top Note Die for the sentiment. I have cut down the bottom layer (Baja Breeze)  and joined the two together and attached to the box lid. I then have cut around the stitching line (Whisper White) and made a template just the right size to fit inside my original piece already attached. Its a little bit tricky but once you have the template you will be able to do as many as you please. I love Baja Breeze cardstock. It is so subtle. The following products have been used for this one:-
Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White.
Stamp Set - Afterthoughts.
Stamp Pads - Baja Breeze
Accessories - Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Die, Top Note Die, Antique Brad, Dauber, Elegant Soiree DSP.

And now a little sneak peak from one of the stamp sets we were given at Convention. I just know this set is going to be everyones favourite. I have made a Twisted Easel card using the following: Cardstock - Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso. Stamp Sets- One I cannot tell you yet, Heard From The Heart, Great Friend. Stamp Pad - Early Espresso. Accessories - Photo Corners Punch, Pearls, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (flowers).
I think I may have posted this card (Double Easel Card) once before as I used it in one of my workshop classes. Unfortunately it is using a retired DSP. I originally saw a large card made in a shop and decided I liked a smaller version better so I came home and adjusted the measurements to fit. I tend to make smaller cards as I dont really like huge cards. I guess mainly for posting etc.
I love the striking colours of red, black and white. This card is very simple by cutting your base card at 21.5 x 11cms (cut 2). Score at 3.8cm & 7.6cm on both cards. Place tape along the inside of the edge of the card and the first score line. Completely turn one of the cards to the right twice so that you have the score lines on the opposite side. You will need to adhere this then to your other card. The photo really shows where to adhere so you should not have a problem. I have used:- Cardstock - Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White. Stamp Set - Afterthoughts (you can tell I like this stamp) Stamp Pad - Real Red. Accessories -  Love Letter DSP, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Ovals Die, Paper Daisies, Pearls, Eyelet Border Punch, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint added to Rubbing Alcohol for a mist over the flowers.

I do have more to show but I need to go and have some lunch. Also my mum is here for a visit so I cannot ignore her any longer. If you have any queries please email me.
Thanks for popping by :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Blog

Hello fellow stampers,I have been away on holiday (helping daughter move into new abode in the country so not really a holiday). Here is a pic of a bit of time out. Little Kye loves to ride his bike and we were transfering some furniture to an old house on the block which is quite a way for the little tacker to ride his bike. I decided to grab one of the horses lead ropes and pull him along. It worked like a charm. The first two days we were there it rained and rained all day and night. Here you can see the sun finally came out although it was still only 9'.
I have been having trouble with this blog so thought I would give you my Stampin' Up! blog so that you can check out what has been going on over there. It is:-

I will try to update as often as I can.  With work and other committments lately I have been unable to update.  I will also try to keep this one updated as well. We arrived home yesterday after being away at our daughters and also to Mandurah for a night for my mums birthday.  We were lucky in Mandurah as the sun shone for both days that we were there.  We sat outside and enjoyed the warmth of the sun whilst eating birthday cake and having our cuppa.  I was straight into making cards once I arrived home as I had to quickly get a card off to my sister in law for her birthday.  As you can see I had great difficulty trying to even see to get this card finished. My cat would not leave me alone and wanted to be on my shoulder the whole time.  This is something she quite often does and it has to be the left shoulder.  Anyway pop over to my other blog. Thanks for popping by.